Opera Birmingham seeks general director

Apply by Sept. 15.

Opera Birmingham is seeking applications for the position of general director from individuals with a passion for opera and broad practical experience in production and management. Reporting to the board of directors, the general director shall be responsible for all matters required for the successful conduct of the company’s business and shall be the primary leader in fund-raising and building relationships with individuals and organizations in the community.

The ideal candidate will have senior management experience in the opera/cultural field and the ability to work cooperatively with volunteers, including the board of directors, and the company’s current staff.

Other required skills include experience in the development and management of budgets, marketing, fund-raising, artistic operations, and educational programming, and strategic problem solving. The board of directors is seeking someone who inspires enthusiasm, has a track record of expanding audiences, and who is interested in growing a company over a number of years.

Training in opera/music and/or arts management is desirable. A good contact network throughout the opera industry is vital.

Salary commensurate with experience.

E-mail resume and cover letter with salary requirements and a list of references by Sept. 15, 2014 to gvasearch@gmail.com.

For additional information, visit www.OperaBirmingham.org or www.genovesevanderhoof.com.

Via: Opera Birmingham